Food Building and the Heavy Table are proud to present the purveyors of the first-ever full-distanced (and totally sold out) North Coast Nosh. After a decade of joyous in-person sip-and-samples, the realities of 2020 have spurred a reinvention, and today ticketholders will pull up to the Food Building and receive a box bursting with Minnesota-made goodies, followed by a Zoom event featuring some of the purveyors that this event celebrates.
ALEMAR CHEESE COMPANY
About Alemar Cheese: Alemar Cheese is what happens when imagination, research, work and patience converge to create something incredible.
Since its founding in 2008, the Alemar Cheese company has become one of the most out-of-the-park success stories to emerge from Southern Minnesota – small-batch cheeses, originally produced in a small Minnesota town, that made their way up through the artisan cheese circuit and into fine restaurants, cheese shops and stores worldwide.
ALEMAR CHEESE IS SHARING a selection of soft cheeses, as part of a charcuterie board from Food Building’s makers.
About Bagel Taïm: Bagel Taïm (that’s Hebrew for tasty) began in the kitchen of an upper level duplex in the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. We believe in making damn good bagels at a damn good price. Bagel Taïm is The People’s Bagel – proudly made from scratch by and for the working class in the heart of South Minneapolis.
BAGEL TAÏM IS SHARING bagels and cream cheese schmears!
BAKER’S FIELD FLOUR AND BREAD
About Baker’s Field: We are bakers milling flour for bakers. Our region grows an incredible variety of grains, so it just makes sense to mill those grains into flour in our hometown. By connecting the bakers’ demand for quality flours with the farmers’ desire to grow unique breeds of grains Baker’s Field Flour & Bread is linking the key people necessary to make delicious bread: farmers, millers, and bakers. We are helping to create a demand for quality grains that our farmers experiment with to find unique flavors, as well as grains that are resilient and regenerative for the soil in a changing climate.
BAKER’S FIELD IS SHARING small bags of freshly baked crackers made from their freshly milled flour.
About Crapola Granola: Since our humble beginning almost ten years ago, we have grown our granola product line and our distribution area. We have put the “fun” in “functional” food, and reminded scores of people about the importance of fiber in their diet, in our own signature style. We have had a lot of fun marketing our granola, but we’re serious when it comes to quality.
CRAPOLA GRANOLA IS SHARING 12 oz. bags of their premium, Ely-made granola.
About Drinks Apothecary: Garden Variety Bloody Mary Mix is produced by Nick Kosevich of Bittercube and is the first product available in a line of high-quality yet affordable cocktail mixers called Drinks Apothecary. Stay tuned for Citrus Grove Sour Mix, Simple Syrup, Olive Brine and Disco Citrus. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRINKS APOTHECARY IS SHARING a liter bottle of Garden Variety Bloody Mary Mix. This mix balances bold ingredients to deliver a spice-driven, flavorful, Bloody Mary. Balancing bold ingredients like dill, rosemary, garlic, and sea salt, Garden Variety is a savory, spicy, tangy Bloody Mary mix to be enjoyed on its own or with the addition of your favorite spirit. Garden Variety Bloody Mary is vegan, non-alcoholic and gluten-free and available at any respectable liquor store in town.
EARL GILES BOTTLING COMPANY
About Earl Giles: A Minneapolis based beverage company specializing in small-batch non-alcoholic cocktail mixers including artisanal syrups, elixirs, and ginger beer. Working with fresh produce, applying exotic extracts, and discovering rare spices uphold our commitment of Earl Giles providing an exceptional experience to our community.
EARL GILES IS SHARING an 8 oz. bottle of Ceylon Cinnamon Syrup.
About Herbivorous Butcher: The Herbivorous Butcher is America’s first vegan butcher shop, founded by siblings Aubry and Kale Walch. They make plant-based meats and cheeses in their northeast Minneapolis shop and ship to customers and retail partners nationwide. They also operate a seasonal food truck and have a non-profit farm sanctuary called Herbivorous Acres.
HERBIVOROUS BUTCHER IS SHARING a 3oz package of Teriyaki Jerky. Sweet and savory in perfect balance, The Herbivorous Butcher’s teriyaki jerky is glazed and re-glazed and lightly smoked until it reaches that perfect jerky texture and flavor profile – ginger, garlic, and mirin-infused sweetness. A delicious and filling on-the-go snack.
HONEY + RYE BAKEHOUSE
About Honey + Rye: Honey & Rye is a local and woman-owned venture, founded by Minnesota native Anne Andrus. Led by her passion for baking, family, and community, she is committed to producing small batch baked goods using locally sourced ingredients. We serve artisan breads, locally-roasted coffee, and pastries that change by the season.
HONEY AND RYE IS SHARING a chocolate mint sandwich cookie. It’s a chocolate sable cookie with mint buttercream filling.
About Kieran’s Kitchen: Kieran’s Kitchen Northeast is a restaurant, market & bar located in the historic Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis. We share the work of artisans and makers who create incredible products right here in the Food Building, including Red Table Meat Company, Baker’s Field Flour & Bread, and Alemar Cheese Company. The result is a “dig in and consider the source” philosophy that delivers transparency from the makers to our executive chef’s mindful creations to the neighborhood we love.
KIERAN’S KITCHEN IS SHARING ferments and condiments to enjoy with meat and cheese as part of a charcuterie board from Food Building.
About Nordic Ware: An inspirational American success story, Nordic Ware was
founded in 1946 by a determined wife, Dotty, and her resourceful husband Dave, newly back from the Second World War. With only $500 in their pockets, a humble kitchenware company was launched from the basement of their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Undoubtedly, Nordic Ware’s most famous item is the Bundt® pan, which can be found in over 73 million households around the world. Now approaching its 75th anniversary, Nordic Ware is still proudly manufacturing the vast majority of its products in Minneapolis.
NORDIC WARE IS SHARING The Original Bundt Cookbook. First published in 1973 and newly updated, this cookbook contains nearly 200 recipes for cakes, breads, salads, entrees and special desserts, all made in the iconic Bundt pan. Today, there are more than 73 million Bundt pans in use.
About Peace Coffee: Since 1996, Peace Coffee has been In It For Good. The socially conscious coffee roasting company is a Certified B Corp, bringing transparency to the coffee industry while delivering expertly roasted, small batch organic and fair-trade coffee (often via bicycle in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area) to its many fans. The beans for its blends, which include customer favorites like Tree Hugger, Twin Cities, and Birchwood, come from farmer-owned cooperatives in Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Colombia, Sumatra and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
PEACE COFFEE IS SHARING a 12 oz. bag of Snowshoe Seasonal Blend. This beloved winter seasonal coffee is a blend of beans from Peru, Colombia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has tasting notes of rich chocolate and deep molasses sweetness plus hints of orange to round out this full-bodied medium roast. From holiday feasts to ski slopes, fill up a thermos and tip your stocking cap to winter with a mug of Snowshoe.
About Redhead Creamery: Redhead Creamery made our first batch of cheese in 2013 and by the end of 2014 we had built and opened up our own cheese making facility right here on our family farm, Jer-Lindy Farms. But the ridiculously good cheese you taste today in our cheese shop is the culmination of years of study, trips to artisan cheese plants, funding campaigns, testing, waiting, sampling and starting over.
REDHEAD CREAMERY IS SHARING a 6 oz. wheel of North Fork Whiskey Washed Munster. This award-winning munster cheese was named after our township and the North Fork of the Crow river, based in Redhead Creamery’s back field. Our North Fork Whiskey Washed Munster is a French-style munster that has been washed with local Minnesota 14 Whiskey made at nearby Panther Distillery (Osakis, MN). Its creaminess, stink and pungency are exactly what we are going for. And as a side note… North Fork makes a great grilled cheese and appetizer when warmed up.
Storage / Eating: Similar to the Little Lucy, North Fork will continue to ripen and get creamier as it ages. The middle will become gooey with time and the flavor will increase in depth and pungency. Best served at room temperature.
RED TABLE MEAT COMPANY
About Red Table: Mike Phillips has been working on forming Red Table Meat Co. for perhaps his whole life. Growing up in a small, rural farming community, he worked for farmers, went to school with farmers, heck, he dated the Clay County Pork Queen! He saw their struggles and their tireless work. That powerful sense of community never left him. And now, Red Table Meat Co. couples those values with well-made, thoughtfully crafted products.
RED TABLE IS SHARING an assortment of fresh, young salami as part of a charcuterie board from Food Building.
About Rustica: Since 2004, Rustica bakers couple old world techniques that have been perfected over time, along with the best local ingredients. We’re proud to serve such a large variety of this great community’s beloved baked goods, meals and drinks.
RUSTICA IS SHARING bittersweet chocolate and ginger cookies. These cookies are favored by many of our customers for good reason. They’re absolutely scrumptious and craveable. Enjoy!
ST. CROIX CHOCOLATE COMPANY
About St. Croix Chocolate Company: St. Croix Chocolate Company makes fine, fresh and beautiful artisan chocolates and caramel sauces. Gift boxes are available, as are a wide variety of seasonal specialties exclusive to St. Croix Chocolate Company. Recent winner of International Chocolate Salon Truffle Artistry gold award and Scovie Award winner for non-alcoholic beverage.
ST. CROIX CHOCOLATE COMPANY is sharing premium cocoa bombs! You add hot milk or water and the fun begins!
TREE FORT SODA
About Tree Fort: Minnesota Local – Classically Inspired Naturally Brewed Soda. We founded Tree Fort with the idea that soda should be a treat. That’s why we only use real juice, real cane sugar, real honey, and all natural extracts and essential oils. Recipes revived from old school brews from before the days of artificial flavoring create our all-natural, classic soda for the ages.
TREE FORT IS SHARING four 12oz bottles of Tree Fort Soda. This assortment of Tree Fort Soda’s classics includes crisp, botanical herb-forward root beer made with real honey, juicy, nostalgic Orange soda made with orange juice, peach, and lots of vanilla, earthy citrus-forward Ginger Ale full of real ginger juice, and our take on cola, packed with nutmeg, and cinnamon. Please chill before tasting and swirl gently- real juice settles in a bottle.
UNION HMONG KITCHEN
About Union Hmong Kitchen: Union Hmong Kitchen is a pop up restaurant experience that features Hmong culture, stories, rituals, foods and flavors. We marry local traditions with those from back home in South and Eastern Asia to bring Hmong flavors to American palates.
UNION HMONG KITCHEN is sharing an 8 oz., shelf-stable package of spice blend we call “Hilltribe” seasoning. We use it in the Union Hmong Kitchen every day. Its curry flavor is great for seasoning or marinating meat and vegetables.
About Verdant Tea: Minnesota-based Verdant Tea is founded on over a decade of relationship-building with farmers across China. That’s why our tea partners are some of our oldest friends. To us, transparency isn’t a buzz-word –it is a code of conduct. The He Family, tea farmers in Laoshan, co-founded and co-own Verdant Tea China. We believe real partnerships, collaboration, and advocacy are the future of our industry. Our teas are available for fast Minnesota delivery. Our new blends project Chroma is available for local courier delivery alongside Tree Fort Soda and Prohibition Kombucha on a new shared site chromatea.co
VERDANT TEA IS SHARING a 25g bag of a new Chroma tea blend. Verdant’s newest tea blend Aquamarine uses tea from the Li Family’s small farm planted along a rocky gorge in Wuyishan, and brings out deep complexity with a blend of cinnamon, cacao nibs, fennel seed, spearmint, chamomile, and marigold. Brew 5g hot in a mug, or cold brew the whole pack in a mason jar overnight and enjoy. Find Verdant’s tea blends at chromatea.co or try unblinded single origin teas from verdanttea.com with fast local delivery.
Chroma Tea Website: http://chromatea.co